2016 Conservation Award Winners

2015 conservation winnerswinnersOur annual conservation awards banquet, held at Muncie's Unitarian Universalist Church on November 14, was a wonderful evening for dozens of members, guests, and friends of the Robert Cooper Audubon Society.

This year’s festivities included a silent auction, with products and gift certificates donated by RCAS members and friends (scroll down for the complete list), a wonderful dinner prepared by chef Lois Altman, and volunteer help from student members of Ball State's Wildlife Society.

The inspiring highlight of the evening, however, was hearing each of the four award winners tell a bit about the work that they – or the organizations they represent – had done to win their respective awards:

  • Robert H. and Esther L. (Munro) Cooper Conservation Award winner:  Living Lightly Fair
  • Clyde W. Hibbs Conservation Education Award winner:  John Taylor
  • Phyllis Yuhas Wildlife Habitat Preservation Award winner:  Ben Hess
  • Richard Greene Public Service Award winner:  Muncie Mission

Follow the links to learn more!

2016 banquet

Silent auction donors

Thanks to the generosity of the following individuals and businesses, we raised $784, which goes entirely to our chapter's conservation work in East Central Indiana. (We hope you'll remember these regional retailers when you're shopping!)

Bill & Lois Altman Sigrid "Sisi" Koehler
Angel Cheney Minnetrista Orchard Shop
Doris & John Cheney Muncie Civic Theatre
Dandelions Flowers & Gifts Claudia Myers
Carolyn Ehlers Normandy Flower Shop
Jean Gadziola Nona Nunnelly
Gordy's Fine Art & Framing Annette Rose
HeidiJHale Designs Seedy Sally's (Pendleton)
Barbara Hesselgrave Sharon Smith
Kamal & Carol Islam Barb Stedman
Kirk's Bike Shop Linda Wolfe